Vanished: The Surrey Schoolgirl (Missing Person Documentary) | Real Stories Original

Vanished: The Surrey Schoolgirl (Missing Person Documentary) | Real Stories Original

Nobody can actually just vanish During the summer I sometimes come out for a walk, and maybe take the dog with me we normally come along here and as you can see in front of us, that’s um, that’s Box Hill That was the last place that she was seen I don’t think she planned to disappear at all, and I think something terrible has happened to her and And she’s more than likely, she’s more than likely still up there Somebody knows where she is One of the important roles of a journalist is asking questions on behalf of the public that are uncomfortable to ask Every now and again, there’s a story that just niggles away at you You can’t quite forget The disappearance of Ruth Wilson is one of those stories In 2002 I wrote an article about missing people The case of Ruth Wilson really affected me It was so unusual such a peculiar mysterious case of a 16 year old who went missing in the Surry Hills in 1995 There were multiple appeals to Ruth to come home And it was her family’s belief that she was out there somewhere. The official version suggests this is a missing persons case. This is unresolved. There is no evidence of any crime, and that is absolutely correct I, still all these years later, am haunted by the belief that that wasn’t the whole story Did she take her passport with her? Did she have a passport? We know she took a bank card. She didn’t use it She must, after 22 years, have had some dental treatment, some sort of medical treatment, national insurance Yeah. Tax. Somebody that’s 16 years of age to run away as they’re saying and Be able to give herself a brand-new identity coming from a rural village I would say is impossible yeah And so no, I can’t see her ever coming home at all. No. About a year ago The phone rang a gentleman on the other end of the line asked me whether I remembered the case of Ruth Wilson Had Liam not brought the story to me, then I would never have gone back to it I don’t know what it’s like to have lost a child, but she is a child of Dorking People of Dorking have a right to know what happened this child. Even if Mr. and Mrs. Wilson want to put it behind them, I believe everybody else has a right to know Liam has a long history at the very very toughest end of policing which includes Arresting terrorism suspects. This is a brave individual with a long police career I’ve been associated with Dorking since 1994 this happened in 1995. Now I’m just seeing it I’m taken as she said she hasn’t run away. She couldn’t have run away In retirement Liam is the man who wouldn’t let this story go You can’t just disappear. I can’t accept that She set out for school on a November morning in 1995. She decided that she didn’t really want to go that day instead she was going to go and work in the library She had sent a bunch of flowers to her stepmother to arrive two days later, and we don’t know why she did that. She ordered a taxi to take her up to a local beauty spot, Box Hill in the Surrey Hills And she simply stood by the side of the road and that was the last time that Ruth Wilson was seen alive Everything was sort of like hunky-dory certainly on the night before And that’s the real mystery for me Her parents lived in a picture-perfect Surrey village Daughter of a parish councillor Church-going, bell ringing, choir singing, organ playing girl And then something else. That’s the real hole isn’t it? She seemed happy. Was she happy? She’s dropped off at a bridleway. The taxi driver says he drove off, and he watched her standing there So she either didn’t want the taxi driver to see where she was going to go Or she was waiting to meet somebody who’s going to pick up the car This should have been treated as suspicious From the very beginning, once it became clear that there were things to be uncovered about this story and that In my role as journalist I could maybe help with that then yeah, it didn’t take long for me to decide that that’s what I was going to take It is getting a bit chilly. I was just going to say that it’s a bit chilly I’ve always felt that this is a beautiful part of the South of England. I think that Surrey is an extraordinary County and people laugh about the Home Counties and suburbia but Who wouldn’t live here if they were given half a chance? Absolutely, yeah. This is part of the story isn’t it? this is why murder mysteries and Detective stories are set in these beautiful parts of the countryside because you can’t Imagine something terrible happening here and when something terrible does happen it makes it all the more shocking When you spend 30 years looking at cases like this, it’s something that doesn’t go away It’s quite frustrating because you know there’s not really much you can do about it. You’re not part of a team anymore It’s not your job anymore. You haven’t got access to resources This was a case that came to Dorking police. Put in a Freedom of Information request Saying that I would like to have a look at the file and some of the statements. The reply got was “No we’re investigating it as a crime”. They just said missing people are classified as a crime so you know and they they couldn’t share any information with me beyond the appealed because They did not expose any police methodology My next step was trying to get in touch with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson I sat down wrote a letter to the family Explaining who I was and would they mind if I came along and spoke to them about it um I got no response to that either so What’s really difficult is moving beyond what you already know to have happened on to what you think might have happened So I’d like to speak to local residents of the village that she lived in. Her family. Her friends We know that she spent a lot of time with her ex-boyfriend over that weekend. We knew that he was called William along with the name of the school I’ve managed to get on Facebook to to find him. I mean it’s not the most sophisticated of investigative techniques I would very much like to talk to about a story I’m researching into a missing-persons case from 1995 I believe you knew Ruth Wilson, and I would very much like to talk to you if that’s something you could face I’m trying to find out what happened to Ruth. Without the support of the police, without the support of the family and going on newspaper clippings and anything else that’s written on the internet. Um. That’s just too frustrating because I can’t get any further forward with it We’re now. We’re now. We’re now seven years down the road and I still haven’t got any further forward with it. Why you still doing it? Used to phone me at night time and say that he couldn’t sleep Because it was going over in his brain Yes But he couldn’t sleep And he’s open up a bottle of whisky or something Cause you knew that there was nothing you could do about it. It has kept him up at night It has kept him up at night. He’s extremely focused on it and I don’t blame him as well. You know, she must have been How much older than or younger than Emily, but you’ve got a daughter yourself You know I’ve got a 16 year old daughter, and it is It’s something relatable really. Very relatable if the daughter just went missing and there was no reason for her She wasn’t the kind of girl that would run away If that was my daughter I don’t think I could ever rest. Anybody that offered any genuine form of assistance I would accept it. I wouldn’t ignore it. I’m leaving message for Ian Wilson. It’s Martin Bright calling here I’ve got to this stage where I’m thinking hold on Hello? it, am I the only one that is interested in what happened to Ruth. I’m just calling you out of courtesy really to say that the story has developed further They’ve accepted that she’s gone missing and that’s it. I find that hard to believe. I really do. I’m in the process of now working to tell the story. Obviously it’s important you should know that this is happening Bye-bye Looking at the circumstances of the case I now don’t believe that Ruth Wilson is alive. I will tell you what my theory is There is somebody from the community responsible for that wee girl go missing It looks to me that she met someone and something happened The end game is if nothing else to make this fellow sweat Don’t go to sleep with a clear conscience because there’d be more people like me out there That will take an interest in this case. It’s as simple as that William was Ruth’s ex-boyfriend It appears they used to hang out quite a lot He should know quite a lot about Ruth She was a very studious girl. Well-mannered. Rather traditional She was not cool? She was not cool. Her dress sense was unconventional as well. I think, umm, you know perhaps she didn’t really have that maternal relationship to know how to Bring herself out of a shell as a young woman that suppose a young girl I picked up over the years that Ruth real mother had died in rather tragic circumstances She had fallen down the stairs What do you think when you think about Ruth, and what do you think happened? I had that suspicion that for some wild that there was somebody else involved I feel some what lost and a little bit numb about it really and I think my mind was shut off any of the emotional attachment to it It didn’t really have a desperately Sad effect on him. He didn’t feel that he’d been hugely affected by it It did make me think of that point well So who was looking out for Ruth then? Are you sitting comfortably? I’m piercing a rhyme, but there you go.
Crack on So I’ve just received an email this morning from the detective team’s superintendent He is the person who lead the review into Ruth’s disappearance a couple of years ago He is our man. He’s happy to talk That’s marvelous. Yep. Great Nobody here is trying to undermine what the police have actually done We’ve got a theory. We need some insight from the police from that investigation to see if that theory holds water There really do have to be people out there that remember Ruth. Care about Ruth. Are thinking about her I’d like to talk to some people in the village Martin’s in a brilliant position as a reporter to open doors and speak to witnesses Something I could have done years ago when I was in the police force. But of course, I’ve retired. I come to that now Hello, Martin. It’s Ian Wilson I’ve made the final decision that I don’t wish to Participate in this particular project. I know that you will do a good job And your part is going to be very professional like you’ve always been in the past But it’s a complicated one and I made this final decision and you could tell by my voice is quite an emotional one We’ve been talking to some people in the village. They loath to talk without the say-so of Ian Wilson I did call the Tower Master. He wasn’t surprised that people weren’t talking because People were suspicious of journalists in Betchworth apparently Ruth has vanished in more ways than one She vanished on Box Hill that day and this has been largely a forgotten story I’ve spoken to the Surrey police They’ve pulled back. They are worried that what we are doing is going to be critical of them They’re worried that we’re looking back at the original investigation. And we’re going to say that there are flaws in it It’s a little bit disappointing. We’re simply gonna have to go down a different route In 1968, a school boy went missing Yes And his body three days later was found between Leatherhead and Dorking and I used to run quite a few features about it in the paper and Every time someone would come forward Yeah someone would read it, who perhaps hadn’t been inclined to give information before. Your local newspaper is the most useful tool for getting information out there So I felt that it was important for us to make our own appeal I think it encourage the police to re-open the case And it lead to the conviction of the 33 years of Brian Lunn Field Do you think there might be a chance of that in this case? It could be that there is someone there that just needs that little push and that the publicity could lead to come vital information which ultimately, of course, could lead to the solving of the case It was just kind of filtered through at school the next day that you know Ruth’s disappeared or Ruth’s run away It had always been my view really that the friends provided the key to Ruth I’ve been communicating for a while with Roxie. Roxie is the person who had gone public in 2010 making an appeal And it was kind of not a joke but kind of the reaction was very much Oh she’ll turn up at the dinner dance that was in a couple. Oh she’ll appear and she’ll just run away for the day She was very happy to raise further awareness of what happened to her friend The first positive kind we’re going to get of what Ruth was like. It’s gonna open it right up for us. I believe We’re a nice group of girls. We were. We, we certainly weren’t the cool girls. No. Ruth’s interests were reading, music. I went out on a whole day bike ride with her around the village of Betchworth and Brockham You used to get kind of bullied and pushed about a bit by the cool kids And you know, get excluded from some things I suppose maybe because of that. Yep, we just I suppose migrated towards each other didn’t we At 16 you think you know it all, but you look back in hindsight. She couldn’t thrive as far as I’m aware she didn’t have a passport. She didn’t have a massive wage that she could have stockpiled money and disappeared on So you have to ask yourself the question that where could she have disappeared to for 22 years And I’d also like to think that if she was still alive There’s been numerous appeals over the years that have said at the bottom of them You know just getting contact the missing persons charity And we can pass the message on just let let us know in some way that you’re safe I would like to think that she would have done that If someone can come forward with new information that we’ve been looking for the past 22 years Even if it didn’t seem like anything at the time Yeah, just get talking about it. Yeah, yep Thinking about the day she left. Do you think this was a spur-of-the-moment thing? Was this something She’d been planning. What’s your, what’s your thinking now? My belief is that she had planned to do something quite what, quite what I Don’t know, but I believe that she had intended to be away from home Umm. I don’t know whether that was to be permanent, temporary I’d also like to believe that someone knows what’s happened Yes And because obviously the last confirmed sighting was up here. Beyond that we don’t know We don’t know but I do believe that she did intend to go missing Now what we have is this picture of her as someone who’s been planning this disappearance. Why would she do this? Our hope is that by seeing an article in the local newspaper, people will talk to each other remember the case remember the disappearance This is the chance to bring roots back to life before she’s forgotten forever There are a lot of comments. It’s a local case that clearly people remember. I mean you would, wouldn’t you? It seems to me that this is something that has puzzled people over the years It’s just maybe they just haven’t had the means to express their concern. I did receive an email from someone who remembered her Yeah, she she’s a new witness. I think and I don’t think she’s ever told the police so Hi Liam, it’s Martin here. How you doing? I had a very long conversation with Catherine. She was another friend of Ruth’s Okay, yes One of the things that brought them together was going through similar troubles Oh, alright In fact, umm In fact Catherine run away from home at the same time Oh really? Okay It just confirms that this wasn’t some sort of mysterious disappearance of a girl who was otherwise happy As far as we’re concerned. She’s got this very happy middle-class life This was a deeply unhappy girl who was talking to her friends about leaving What was really going on behind closed doors. What was really going through her head during those days Ruth and I, I guess we bonded because there was quite a lot going on for both of us at that time Yeah, and we gone really well. We were really really close She got me some earrings and a ring, but I still have the ring which I’m wearing now Ruth was really troubled some of the reason that she was maybe You know, unpopular as well as that she She had so much going on in her head that she was just desperately trying to find out who she was She knew that I was going to be moving So she asked me she said if it all works out for you in Sheffield Can I come and join you? I was trying to get myself sorted so didn’t really have enough time to help her as well Once you’d gone. Did you hear from Ruth again? No, it was obviously a time without mobile phone, so yeah So I was ringing my parents two or three times a week. They told me that Ruth had gone missing Shortly after I’d gone And, and why did your mum think about it? Written down. Ruth was went missing 4:30pm It was the 27th You had your sleepover, I remember, on the 11th of November. It was just after that. But Ruth came to stay with us again And she she didn’t want to go home And I was very very unhappy and uncomfortable about it. Can you remember why she said she didn’t want to go home? No, she didn’t say why. She just really didn’t. As a mother, at that time, it it it disturbed me greatly Why do you think she was so desperate? I think her whole childhood is based on a foundation of secrecy and lies She knew that her real mother was dead She told me Yeah how her mum had died Right She knew her mom had fallen down the stairs Yep But but something obviously didn’t add up for her Yes So she pursued it and looked for the truth Right and found it Yeah It’s a bit of a shock aye? I can’t imagine anything more shocking Yeah So we found the death certificate. What did you find in it? What did it say in it? I’ll show you You see And here, yeah She told me that she found out her real mum had committed suicide Yeah Was still trying to kind of work all this out We know the circumstances of the day up until the point that she went missing What’s your reading of what happened? I think she had every intention of killing herself Why do you think that? Why, why do you… Because one other way you could look at it is that? She was planning to meet someone up on Box Hill. Why do you think it was… Had she talked about suicide? She hadn’t up to that, yes, she haven’t spoken about it. She’d spoken about Running away and… well not running away, but you know going somewhere else But I don’t think there was anywhere for her to go I think she was really distressed that day that was the day it all kind of unraveled and fell apart But as we know, you know, the police have been looking everybody was looking. No body was found When I read about her disappearance and That she’d been to the florist and ordered these flowers. I just know that it’s Ruth Almost like dark, practical joke Yeah that she was playing on her stepmother Yeah, stick two fingers up kind of thing. Yeah Right? And this is what I’m planning, and I’m doing it and There’s a stubbornness about her Well do you remember her discovering that her mother had actually committed suicide? That didn’t get disclosed to me The words that were used when being with her were she had fallen down the stairs and broken her neck It was only a matter of time before she found out the truth Ian Wilson has issued a statement Until this point the Wilson family was not cooperating in any way But they clearly felt they needed to respond to what we had discovered Reacting to the idea that her whole childhood was built on secrecy and lies.Ian Wilson says this “Her family are extremely hurt by this statement, and do not recognize this view of Ruth’s childhood Ruth always knew about her biological mother’s death, but not the exact cause Sadly we now know that before her disappearance Ruth had discovered the tragic circumstances of her mother’s death but equally sadly she chose not to discuss or question this with any family members I mean she is lost and she was lost We know the intention was there to disappear or go somewhere but the mystery is What happened next? Perhaps one of the reasons that I’ve been drawn to the case of Ruth Is that it reminds me of my own sister. What she went through When she was 16, she ran away from home She in fact came and lived with me at the time when I was at university. Does strike me that Ruth Didn’t have that equivalent figure in her life. She had no one obvious to run to I was under the impression that Ruth was happy at home and more or less liked her life. That she had no reason to run away Everything’s the opposite to what I thought And we’ve only find that out from speaking to her friends There’s absolutely no doubt we never have revisited this case had it not been for Liam’s interest Liam not wanting to let this lie. I know he’s found it difficult at times and frustrating till we know Whether she went up to Box Hill to commit suicide, whether she went up to Box Hill to meet someone, whether she was abducted Whether she was murdered, whether she went off to find a new life with a new identity Until we know it’s very difficult to let this rest What made her go up on that hill on that day? What was going through her mind at that time? What strikes me is this lack of curiosity? Some elements of this is to do with professional pride This was a particular Hall trait that I was helping create of a essentially happy family that had lost their daughter Inexplicably so I was implicated in the process of furthering that particular narrative which was inaccurate and that that doesn’t annoy me. I mean, that’s that’s That’s something that I feel Shouldn’t have happened Liam’s had a long career as a police officer and Something has really irritated him about about the way that he believes this young girl who went missing was not being taken seriously I have been struck by Liam’s commitment and relieve also that he deserves some sort of closure now too I think it’s likely she was meeting someone. Yeah, I think she was dressed to jump into another car Disappeared but still alive new identity. Very difficult very difficult It’s my belief that secrecy can cause real damage People keep secrets for all sorts of reasons. From shame to protecting loved ones, but very often They have a corrosive effect eating away at trust. Whether it’s in a family, a community, or society itself Discovering the secret of her mother’s suicide appears to have had a devastating effect on Ruth Wilson The police are being very tight-lipped and Betchworth continues to keep its secrets Liam and I have tried after all this time to shed more light on Ruth short life We’ve been helped above all by the friends who have refused to accept that a Surrey school girl can simply vanish off the face of the earth Someone out there knows what happened to Ruth, and the thing about secrets is that they have a tendency to come out in the end


  1. ireri hubbard says:

    The father and the 👦 boyfriend
    God help to find all those people wherever they are

  2. john jones says:

    the police are only ever interested in them selves.

  3. Apache helicopter says:

    Solved the case : the detective moved to town in 1994, Ruth disappeared in 1995. And btw it is IMPOSSIBLE to live under a false identity in Europe, our current system doesn't work that way, sorry.. No proper documentation = can't have a life

  4. Jennifer Morales says:

    Satanic ritual abuse through the church her father ran. Mother killed, Ruth sexually abused and made to do and see horrific things in fear of the same date as her mother. Probably killed attempting to leave.

  5. Josie Knott says:

    5 adverts in 30 mins is a joke, it ruins the documentary, as well as that horrendous music in the intro, it does not ‘gel’ well at all. Sort it out before I unsubscribe.

  6. I-AM-Xenu says:

    often, people overlook things that the mystery itself are telling you. think for a minute, assuming she is indeed dead since that is the most likely outcome. She likely wasnt killed by someone her age or even close to her age, young killers often talk & brag, & often kill & cover up in groups. Older killers are more likely in long time mysteries. If she was taking trips on her own , to places she wasnt telling anyone about, she may have been meeting a person, an older person, & the fact that she kept it a secret tells me she was meeting him for something that she felt she HAD to keep secret. that information alone tells you it is likely she was engaged in a relationship with a older, possibly married man or woman, who may have killed her to cover up a pregnancy or prevent knowledge getting out about the affair. the one thing that is often particular to young females, is that they will tell their closest friends things, even things like a taboo relationship with an older man, so you have to ask yourself, what relationship do you NOT tell your best friend about??? a relationship with HER friends father, or someone who she would be too embarrassed to speak about to even her closest friend. It also seems possible that she could have been abducted. did that taxi driver actually drop her off?

  7. Lauryn Dhoore says:

    How disgusting is it that the police would rather clam up and hinder this investigation rather than face some criticism. They obviously believe they could be criticised, and so rather than own up to whatever mistakes were made and restart the search with a passionate and motivated team, they decided it would be best to stay silent, uncooperative and let down this poor girl and her family.

  8. WaterCat says:

    The father seems awfully suspicious, why did the mother commit suicide ??

  9. Asta Lyberth says:

    "What you may not understand is that each year thousands of people are taken and not returned to the world. These people are not simply conditioned. They are kept. Some of them perish in captivity. Some of them do not survive the process of their capturing. Some become sick and die. Those that cannot survive and are still seen as useful to the Intervention are used as a biological resource. That means that their blood, their body parts, everything is used according to its value in the Greater Community. In the Greater Community, biological resources such as blood, plasma, DNA, bone marrow, skin and body organs can be used for their chemical substances. From these, medicines are made. From these, new life forms are bred. These substances are valuable commodities in certain parts of the Greater Community.

    If they do not survive, those who are captured and not returned will be used for other purposes. Should the Intervention gain complete control of your world, many people who are considered to be undesirable, or who do not fit into the social patterns established through the Intervention, will be used as biological resources in this way.

    Perhaps this is shocking, but you can understand this, for this is how you treat your animals, as biological resources —to be used for food, for clothing, for medicines, for fuel. In the Greater Community, biological resources are very valuable because they can be used and altered for a variety of purposes, as we have mentioned–for medicinal purposes, for life support purposes, and for the breeding and generation of new species.

    This is why many of your animals are taken. They are not simply taken to provide blood products for the interbreeding program. They are taken because these products themselves are highly valuable and can be traded very successfully.

    In technological societies such as the Collectives, biological resources are extremely valuable and difficult to find in the Greater Community. As we have said repeatedly, your world is viewed as a biological storehouse. So while the visitors want the mineral resources of your world, they also want things that are much more elemental to the needs of life. They need water. They need oxygen. They need blood. They need the resistance factors in blood. They need plasma. They need the biological elements that constitute life and that are fundamental to life everywhere.

    This means that they need you as a biological resource. It is one thing to consider that your world will be used to serve other powers. But the idea that you will be used to serve other powers is another matter altogether and represents a further violation of your fundamental rights.

    This, of course, is entirely hidden from their public agenda. Those that they persuade to become their adherents and their representatives will never be told these things. Part of their Pacification Program is to assure you that they are here for your good and for your redemption and for the preservation of the world. But as we have so often said, it is the preservation of the world for their needs. The plants, the animals, the breathable atmosphere, the water, are all resources to be used and are valuable in and of themselves, as well as the mineral wealth that exists in this world. But the missing part in all this is your role as a biological resource. This is how the Intervention views you–as a resource. This, of course, would never be revealed to those who are being pacified or to those who even today may stand as representatives and apologists for the Intervention. But this is so very true."

    From the Allies of Humanity, Book 2, Fifth Briefing, What They Want, by Marshall Vian Summers,

  10. Helen Gelle says:

    The same year as Andrew gosden disappeared and was never found

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  12. Google User says:

    If the husband was angry for loosing a child he’ll blame the mother first. I think she was pushed down the stairs. Mother’s always get blamed. R.I.P to the mother and daughter 🙏🏼🙏🏼

  13. Farah4AFG says:

    God forbids if my child ever goes missing!! Nothing and I mean nothing can stop me from finding him ….. till I die…. these parents aren’t normal !! Something fishy

  14. Bajan Princess says:

    Why would the family not help in finding her?!😡#justiceforRuth

  15. Shy Shy says:

    She has been murdered or sold. Poor girl. Nobody seems to have cared

  16. fairy brain says:

    Weird they didn't mention the fact that there is an actual news article about this where the police state that they found an empty pill package and bottle of alchohol AND a letter… The family obviously wanted to cover up the fact that she killed herself because of their religious beliefs. Also, why would this detective not mention it ?

  17. iMaNaDuLt Smile says:

    "she gave me this ring and some earrings" hmmm….. Suspicious…

  18. Im not there See ya says:

    Whoever drove her to that spot needs to be looked into again

  19. Geoff Joffy says:

    Sad to say she was probably murdered. We don't know if that killer has killed others like this girl, or that if he was convicted for other murders but not for the one in the documentary. He might be free, never caught for any crime.

  20. cagii45 says:

    Maybe something happened at home. She did ditch school. She meet her person and the parents didn’t like it.

    Could that be why the family does not respond?

  21. Wendy Gillard says:

    Sad that Ruth's disappearance is no longer being investigated.

  22. JoanneLG1960 says:

    Nothing Burger here

  23. Janette Whitchurch says:

    Very strange case. If she was going into the woods to commit suicide then surely someone would have found the body. And if she was going to end her life there then why take a suitcase with her? Someone knows what happened but it seems no one wants to talk about it. I reckon she was waiting for someone, possibly to start a new life elsewhere. Seems like someone wants to shut this case up and not delve into the truth. It was a small village where she lived and someone knows something.

  24. Vincent Lander says:

    I used to live close to Box Hill and know this area well.

    The place where Ruth Wilson was last seen is not an obvious location to start a journey to another part of the country. Easier (though perhaps more visible) would be Burford Bridge or somewhere close to A24.

    The father comes across in a very poor light, and it is hard to imagine that Ruth's life in a household with him was happy. If she could have hung on for two or three years more she could have got away to study or work.

    One can speculate that she had planned to move away from the area immediately with the help of an acquaintance, but that things went wrong and foul play intervened.

    But until more information comes to light, pure speculation is sadly all we have.

  25. may 1122 says:

    The Family are involved in this .

  26. Zoë Evans says:

    Contrast Ruth’s tragic case with that of Phoebe Handsjuk. She was a 24 year old girl who died, and her family members are ripping themselves to shreds to find out what happened to her.

  27. Jen B says:

    Her family needs to be questioned further.

  28. Jamie Tripp Utitus says:

    More than halfway through and they are still trying to get help to DO the documentary. It’s not about Ruth … it’s about them.

  29. Jamie Tripp Utitus says:

    Documentary about 2 men who want to do an investigation, can’t get help, and have no idea. Find out nothing, discover nothing lol!? Biggest waste of time.

  30. Baby Boo says:

    I think the father knows or did something.

  31. anityy says:

    no offense, but what a terrible family she had.

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  33. stacey4u2luv says:

    Did anyone ever find the flowers that Ruth bought. This makes me think of Japans suicide forest. Maybe she bought the flowers for herself….

  34. Aishwarya Bhaskaran says:

    she seems funny. sly

  35. Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction says:

    I miss you mum 😥

  36. barry nicholas says:

    So her mother didn’t fall down the stairs she either hung herself or maybe she might have been murdered? Did they not look into that.

  37. Vortex_06 says:

    I think the father is involved somehow!

  38. Melissa Wright says:

    Sounds like she ran away or killed herself 😧

  39. Karen O says:

    Ruth ~ Where EVER You are ~ HUGS. So Sorry about your Mom, I know how it feels.
    Not a story I can say of mine, was never told, didn't know to ask. Glad I'm not 'home' now, but Never have had one since ~ I miss it.

  40. patrick brown says:

    How about more interviews with her childhood friend Kay? She is an absolute smoke show!

  41. Gaye Inggs says:

    Sounds like the mother got help how do you do it suicide by falling down the stairs ? Not likely you may just break a leg you gave no certainty of dying ! Stupid reason !

  42. Louise Brookes says:

    The actress Ruth Wilson looks so similar to this girl. Gosh I solved that quickly. She ran away and became an actress

  43. jase n jo jase n jo says:

    10:10 sorry but as much as we would like to remember I bet most of us just go the next video and forget about this one and so on and so forth!!

  44. Sheryl Martin says:

    I do understand about wanting to get as far away from a situation that makes one unhappy when you're young, been there.

  45. Sheryl Martin says:

    Her dad is a piece of work probably so strict she had to leave!

  46. Raspberry Beret says:

    I hope she got away and now has a happy life. 😃

  47. SierraSiennaSavahnaDesertNightSky 1985 says:

    We have to pray for people that kill and kidnap. Pray for their salvation and pray everyday. Tell them to be saved in Jesus' name. God can change anyone.

  48. Linda Sanger says:

    get rid of the music, we do not need it

  49. Linda Sanger says:

    how many years ago was this what year did it happen

  50. India M says:

    If I was the parent of a missing child and someone genuine was looking into it you wouldn’t get me to stop talking to them

  51. Jim Nastiks says:

    My Great Uncles Daughter Sylvia Wheeler disappeared from Durban South Africa in 1985 at the age of about 17 or 18 or thereabouts without money or A passport or A profession and she is known to still be alive somewhere in the UK today. Even after her parents both passed away lawyers and detectives somehow tracked her down and she refused her inheritance of her parents estate and trust fund. Moral of the story is that people can and do disappear regardless of monetary / age or border constrictions.

  52. Wendy Blank says:

    Curious that if they want to treat it as a missing person and then finding out that her mother committed suicide; maybe she assumed her mothers identity. She no longer wanted to be herself therefore she made the decision to abandon what she knew for what she wanted; her mother. Far fetched? Perhaps but still no body; not foul play, no evidence of suicide; a new identity through the one identity she knew by name but not by interaction. I'd much prefer to assume she's living a decent life as her mother than laying bare boned across the Surrey countryside.

  53. Vlk Etto says:

    I feel like the man saying it’s everyone’s right to know where she went is an idiot, no it’s not. Her parents wanted it to just end

  54. Amy Andrea Beauty Blog says:

    Honestly thought it was eamon Holmes talking that ex-police officer sounds exactly like him

  55. mrlondongo says:

    This IS Surrey UK, in case you're checking the comments first.

  56. Cindy Newell says:

    How could you live as a parent not knowing where your child is.

  57. Christina Reid says:

    i found this sad open the cASE, i think that she was conned by a man and met him, she [pobably think that serial; killer as there had been two in the area at the time .

  58. Christina Reid says:

    sop what about the police, get real i do not believe it he probably gave her the tablets don't like this does not seem real.

  59. [email protected] Daisy says:

    Shis in Saudi Arabia. There is 1.000 000 – 5.000 000 price for young girls. Sorry but there is now 50 years of that sick tradition. Young girls mostly white color from Western countries are on high demand. Purpose? There is two main one. 1. Alderly Saudis need PET GIRLS… 2. SAUDY FAMILIES needs girls as wife's for their sons. Missing girls that end up in muslim country, never will be found. Missing girls are not dessepearing randomly. They are sold before they are abducted . One year prior she was followed photographed offered to potential buyer. Then she's sold.

  60. Sa archer says:

    Why is her name not mentioned in the title or description?

  61. Sarah Spears says:

    My worst fear

  62. Travel Lover says:

    i watch these shows all the time then i hear the irish and british accents so much more classy than american nasal monotone voices

  63. Yiss Dyn says:

    It is truly sad that sometimes strangers care more about you than your own blood💔

    God bless this man, his unique style and his gorgeous fiancé.

  64. SITOA says:

    This guy dresses like where's Wally

  65. TheeLight says:

    Religious family…. she had a boyfriend…. they just accept it…… hmmmm

  66. chelsea schindel says:

    My theory is that her father killed her mother. after catching Ruth skipping school when she was studious, not to mention the boyfriend n teenage angst, clashed with her father. N he killed her as well. N a way, tying up loose ends, to start over with his new wife.

  67. Frank Contreras says:

    The one thing I know things like this starts at home and I hope she's never forgotten and I'm very sure it had do alot what happen at her home and someone had to help her to flee but to flee from what so that dose bring to conclusions that something at her home was not wright I feel there's something deeply besides her mom's death and I'm sure her stepmother and father are hidding something.

  68. Jennyblake Blake says:

    peter hyatt staetment analysis oh dear who is hindering and who is helping why are the parents not interested thats a huge question what her mum fell down the stares wtf

  69. Joe Koo says:


  70. Alexandra Gray says:

    When I was 12, my mom committed suicide, and I wasn't told that it was suicide until a year after her death. It was heartbreaking for me. It was the confirmation that the person I loved the most had willingly left. That being said, I had only been lied to for a year, and because of the suspicious nature of my mom's death, had already guessed that it was suicide. I can't imagine how hard that kind of info would be to a girl who had been lied to for YEARS and who, presumably, had genuinely believed that the death was an accident.

  71. Nick Friend says:

    ….maybe it's one of those villages you see in movies where the village are in-co with each other in sacrifice rituals, a secret cult. In the video above, no one wants to speak out, in fear of reprisal. The cult controls the village.

  72. Nick Friend says:

    ….standing on the side of the road, well, if it were someone picking her up in a car, truck etc, I think she would at the age of 16 not to have the sense not to accept a lift from a stranger, so it has to be someone she knew. If this was the case.

  73. Debbie XOXOXO says:

    I hope she did run away because it's better to think that, than to believe that someone idiot in her family, who obviously didn't care much about her, harmed her in anyway or some stranger killed her. Wherever she is I hope she has found the peace that she's been looking for.

  74. Costa Zambaras says:

    Strict controlling religious father and husband. Mother has enough and commits suicide by hanging herself. New step mother on the scene. She realizes she has been lied to her entire life about many things, including the true nature of her mother’s death. Those lies of her father are merely another manifestation of the rigid controlling nature of her father. He won’t even allow her to know the truth about her mother. He must control the narrative. Her resentment, once a flickering flame, is now a blazing inferno. She decides to exercise control of her life for the first time ever… by imitating her mother’s choice. In so doing, she frees herself and attempts to hurts her father. She sends her step mother flowers for an extra F you. Fast forward all these years later. Her father refuses to participate in this investigation. When he realizes the truth about his wife’s suicide has been discovered and that his daughter’s childhood was governed by “secrecy and lies”, he only then decided to participate in this story.. for the SOLE purpose of trying to exercise his pathological controlling nature in order to defend HIMSELF. He didn’t care to help at all when the focus was his daughter’s disappearance. The only reason he chose to participate by giving a statement was to control the way he is perceived. How selfish. And the cycle repeats. Over and over and over… Selfishness. Control. It killed his wife. It killed his daughter. And all he cares about is maintaining his control. I’m glad the two souls who escaped him now have peace.

  75. GrumbleGamer 18 says:

    I would die before giving up on finding my kid.

  76. wobble bobble says:

    I find it extremely strange that the family didn't want anything to do with anyone offering their services.

  77. Liz Jones says:

    I love Liam Mcauley’s style. Super cool and fabulous accent.

  78. billy smith says:

    i am 67 years old. when i was 6 years old i was almost taken by 2 creeps in a car. it happened by random. i saved my life by running away before they could catch me. till this day i have no idea who could done this. i am a male

  79. rob catalunya says:

    come on you have to dig deep with these parents ..lets hope ruth is enjoying life some where..i was unhappy at home because of many thing affairs and things and alway planned to start new life which i did but lucky i met my wife many miles away and many years later got to know my parents all over again all worked out ok in the end..but these parents i dont know seems strange to me..

  80. Sisters Of The Maccabees says:

    Her family has something to do with her disappearance!!! HUH!!!!!😶😶😶

  81. Real Stories says:

    Listen here:

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  82. zara says:

    I have too many questions:
    1- who reported her missing?
    2- did her parents notice clothes/belongings missing from her room?
    3- was she close to her sister? (Could she provide clues?)
    4- what about people at her Saturday job? Did she provide any clues? Say she wasn’t going to come to work anymore?

  83. Michael Parissi says:

    A satanic cult took her the family is part of it

  84. The Red Sterling Mc'Bae says:

    She looks like a part of the Harry Potter cast. 😆

  85. Sᴀᴍᴀɴᴛʜᴀ Fᴇʟɪx says:

    Someone captured her and killed her. Her remains are in a stable

  86. Sᴀᴍᴀɴᴛʜᴀ Fᴇʟɪx says:

  87. Tahir Aslam says:

    i have a guess that someone had took advantage of her(Ruth) that day she was missing , as she told her story to her friend and she must had tell this to the person she was going to meet that day , That person she met that day He or she took the advantage of situation and no one knows what he or she had done to Ruth

  88. Tahir Aslam says:

    I dont understand why and how does her family not want to keep pursuing her whereabouts? Her mom fell down the stairs or did the dad push her? Now the mom committed suicide? I really would ltake a closer look at the father.

  89. breadandcircus1 says:

    I think the mother died in suspicious circumstances, "suicide" is a lie. I think either the father, or stepmother was abusing Ruth, and she wanted to escape. Maybe she knew a lot about her mother's death, and she was silenced. It's very strange, suspicious that Ruth's family refused to talk about her. In my opinion Ruth was killed by somebody, a member of her family, or somebody who was helping her to run away. She also could go to that location to commit suicide. She had no economic means to go to live somewhere. I think she is dead, and somebody know where her body is.

  90. Irish Kirsty says:

    Its not suicide. You cant hide your own body. Also dont think she ran away either as she didnt take any belongings. Was the taxi driver questioned with suspicion? I mean come on he was the last person to see her alive. Young girl alone in a car with a man. For all we know she might not have even been dropped off there or anywhere near there. Could be story he concocted to send the police on a wild goose chase. Im not saying i think he did it but surely there is a chance he could of. Did the police look into him thoroughly? When was his next pickup after dropping her off etc.

  91. Shaddow Golden says:

    I think the father murdered the mother And the daughter.

  92. Alyss In Wonderland says:

    Wherever you are Ruth, i hope you are happier now ❤️😔

  93. Unknown User says:

    I feel like that lady knows more than she was letting on, she mentioned about her going up there to take her life and hesitated as though she had discussed this with her.

    It's a pretty sad story, I hope she is one day found.

  94. city boy says:

    👣 ❤…(Anonymous)!!!…Ahem…Tell the nice man his kid is wanting a new life full of drugs&mating…she had fun…

  95. 処音やぶ says:

    Somehow I suspect the two friends.

  96. dustyrusty musty says:

    She didn't have to run away to commit suicide. That she could have done at home. If it had been me, and something or someone at home was the cause of my unhappiness, I would have committed suicide there and let them live through the trauma and the aftermath.

  97. Diane Greene says:

    It doesn't surprise me that someone who was bullied at school and had a sterile home life would disappear. I agree that Ruth met her death, or what lead to her death, quickly. I can see how thickly forested England is and how it would be easy to hide a body. And it doesn't surprise me that people are reluctant to talk about her. That says that a lot of people knew something and no one did anything about it.

  98. Daniel Morrison says:

    Daddy the pastor pedo didn't want his girl seeing boys! That is my theory. What parents just move on? I reccon daddy killed her

  99. Daniel Morrison says:

    I'm sorry but people who want to commit suicide do not jump down stairs!

  100. Dan Walk says:

    Its all a bit wicker man isn't it. Girl from small village goes missing and nobody wants to talk about it. Ive been to these places, box hill and the village she lived in.

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